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Jawa re-enters India with three new motorcycles starting Rs 1.5 lakh

Classic Legends, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra, on Thursday relaunched iconic Czech motorcycle brand Jawa in India. It will launch three new models — Jawa Forty Two, Jawa and Jawa Perak — which will be priced between Rs 1.55 lakh and Rs 1.89 lakh. In 2016, Mahindra and Mahindra had struck a deal with […]

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Japan’s Nikkei fell on Friday as a drop in semiconductor-related stocks weighed after U.S.’s Nvidia

The Nikkei share average opened slightly higher but was down 0.3 per cent at 21,733.17 points by midmorning. The Nikkei has dropped 2.2 per cent so far this week, hit mostly by a drop in oil prices and weakness in Apple suppliers and other tech shares. “It started with Apple, then Nvidia… Since performances of these companies […]

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Rupee rises 10 paise against US dollar to 71.87

The rupee firmed 10 paise to 71.87 against the US dollar Friday on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks. Besides, weakness in the greenback against some currencies overseas, increased foreign fund inflows and a higher opening of domestic equities supported the rupee, traders said. Foreign funds bought shares worth a net […]

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Rupee ends at fresh 2-month high of 71.93 despite oil rebound

The rupee on Friday strengthened by four paise to close at a fresh two-month high 71.93 against the US currency. The domestic currency continued its gaining streak for the fourth day, despite a rebound in oil prices and a stronger dollar. Increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks and gains in domestic […]

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At WTO, India under increasing trade fire

Australia’s move Friday to refer India to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over subsidies paid to sugarcane farmers is the latest in a series of challenges and reverses in recent months. The action comes on the back of a November 12 filing by the US at the Geneva-based global trade regulator alleging that India has […]

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No proposal yet for Jet airways takeover: Tatas

The Tata group on Friday said there have been preliminary discussions on the acquisition of struggling Jet Airways but it has not made any formal proposal for buying out the 51 per cent stake held by the Naresh Goyal family in the airline which has accumulated losses of over Rs 12,000 crore till the September […]

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Myntra, Jabong to merge; Narayanan will continue as CEO

Online fashion retailer Myntra will integrate its sister firm Jabong with itself and the integrated firm will continue to be led by Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan. The two will, however, continue to operate as separate brands, a statement from Myntra said on Friday. The statement also denied speculation that Narayanan has resigned from the firm post the stepping down […]

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SC stays CCI order imposing Rs 420-crore fine on Hyundai

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Competition Commission of India’s order that imposed over Rs 420-crore penalty on the country’s second-largest car maker Hyundai Motors India for anti-trade practices including lack of standardisation of spare parts and allowing original equipment suppliers (OESs) to sell spare parts in the open market without any restrictions. A […]

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Delhi airport: Air fares shoot up by 86 per cent on runway closure

The partial runway closure and subsequent cancellation of flights at the Delhi airport have led to a sharp rise in last-minute average fares with rates on some key sectors shooting up to 86 per cent amid high weekend travel demand, industry experts claimed Friday. Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), the private aerodrome operator, had early […]

Entertainment

Mary Poppins Returns to release in India on January 4, 2019

Emily Blunt’s Mary Poppins Returns will release in India on January 4 next year. The release date was announced on Friday via a statement. Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns stars Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn an ordinary task into a fantastic adventure. In this all new original musical and […]

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Amar Akbar Anthony movie review

Amar Akbar Anthony movie cast: Ravi Teja, Ileana D’Cruz , Vikramjeet Virk, Sunil, Abhimanyu Singh, Sayaji Shinde, Tarun Arora, Laya, Adithya Menon Amar Akbar Anthony movie director: Sreenu Vaitla Amar Akbar Anthony movie ratings: 1 star Amar Akbar Anthony is the title of Ravi Teja’s new film and it is also his third film to release this year. […]

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Avengers 4: New theory posits Doctor Strange is alive

A new Avengers 4 theory has surfaced on the internet. According to the theory, Doctor Strange did not die in Thanos’ finger-snap and will appear in the movie. If it somehow slipped from your mind, Thanos acquired all the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Infinity War and by snapping his gauntleted fingers extinguished half of all […]

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2.0 making: Here’s how Akshay Kumar turned into India’s most expensive supervillain

When Bollywood star Akshay Kumar said that his role in the upcoming sci-fi film 2.0 needed him to put a massive amount of make-up, he wasn’t exaggerating. The actor on Friday unveiled a behind-scenes-video that gives us a glimpse of the grueling four-hour-long make-up session that he had to patiently sit through before he went on the […]

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Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald actor Alison Sudol says Johnny Depp was generous with her

Alison Sudol was nervous about shooting with Johnny Depp, but her nervousness went out of the window when she met him on the sets of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The actor says he immediately put her at ease. “I was really nervous going into it for many reasons — I didn’t know […]

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Ad-filmmaker, theatre doyen and actor Alyque Padamsee passes away at 90

Prominent ad filmmaker and actor Alyque Padamsee passed away on Saturday in Mumbai. He was 90. As a film actor, he was known for his role in Richard Attenborough’s film Gandhi where he played Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Padamsee was not keeping well for quite some time now.   Following the news of his death, Prime […]

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Mouni Roy: I can now die happily after working with Amitabh Bachchan in Brahmastra

Actress Mouni Roy, who made her Hindi film debut with Gold, has said that she can now die happily after working with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in her forthcoming film Brahmastra. “I can die now happily after doing the scenes with him (Amitabh). It can’t get better than that for me working with him in a film,” Mouni said […]

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Taxiwaala movie review: Vijay Deverakonda’s horror comedy is watchable

Taxiwaala movie cast: Vijay Deverakonda, Priyanka Jawalkar, Vishnu Taxiwaala movie director: Rahul Sankrityan Taxiwaala movie rating: 2.5 stars Taxiwaala was supposed to be Vijay Deverakonda’s next release after Arjun Reddy (2017). But the release was postponed for post-production reasons. Between Arjun Reddy and NOTA, Vijay’s popularity and his onscreen image has undergone a significant change. His targeted audience […]

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Kalki Koechlin: There has to be trust between actors doing intimate scenes in films

Kalki Koechlin says it is extremely important for actors to trust each other before shooting intimate scenes and believes such a practice should be made mandatory in the film industry. Kalki said she has done intimate scenes with actors without even meeting them before, something which should not happen. “When we are on a film […]

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Thugs of Hindostan box office collection Day 9

Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan has slowed its pace at the box office in the second week of its release. After earning a mind-boggling Rs 50.75 crore on its opening day, the film starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in pivotal roles, earned Rs 2.60 crore on Thursday. Thugs of Hindostan’s […]

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) coming to India on November 20

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), the world’s first smartphone with four cameras on the back, will be made available through Amazon India and Flipkart. Both e-commerce sites have created a landing page for the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), meaning the premium mid-end smartphone will be sold through Amazon India as well as Flipkart. The South Korean major has already sent […]